College earns ‘Most Promising Place to Work 2017’ award


18740464_10103949241699941_4615352029025027646_nSeward County Community College is in the top 10 once more, earning a spot on Diverse magazine’s “Most Promising Places to Work in Community College” list for 2017.  The award was presented to SCCC team members last weekend, at the annual conference hosted by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) in Austin, Texas.

SCCC Dean of Industrial Technology Travis Combs attended the conference, along with honored instructors Chris Hickman and Hiran Gunasekara, who received individual awards for excellence in teaching.

Through partnership with the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at Ohio State University and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), Diverse is able to present this important research to the public.

With a focus on workplace diversity, staffing practices, and work environment, the CHEE research team used a web-based survey approach to examine categories such as family friendliness, salary/benefits, and professional development opportunities, to name a few. The findings were published in the May 18, 2017 edition of the magazine.

MPPW Community College 2017The list of 11 most promising places to work in community colleges (in alphabetical order) is:

Blinn College

El Centro College

Montgomery County Community College

Mountain View College

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology

Pierpont Community and Technical College

Seward County Community College

South Florida State College

Southwest Virginia Community College

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College

Tallahassee Community College

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education is the nation’s only news magazine dedicated exclusively to diversity issues in higher education. Visit for more information.



SCCC instructors Chris Hickman (Process Technology) and Hiran Gunasekara (Economics) receive NISOD awards for excellence in instruction at the 2017 conference in Austin, Texas. Dean of Industrial Technology Travis Combs also attended and accepted the 2017 “Most Promising Places to Work” award on behalf of SCCC.

Categories: Agriculture, Business & Personal Services Division, Awards & Honors, Industrial Technology Division, The SCCC Team

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